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  • Research & Policy

    Housing a Nation: The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

    February 17th 2017

    The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), established by the Tax Reform Act of 1986, is the nation’s largest subsidy for the construction of affordable rental housing for low-income households. This first installment of the NYU Furman Center’s Housing a Nation Policy Minute series summarizes timely research and sheds light on how these subsidies operate in jurisdictions across the U.S. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    Report: The Latest Reform Proposal for the 421-a Program

    February 8th 2017

    A report released today by the NYU Furman Center analyzes the potential impact of the most recent reform proposal for the 421-a program on housing development in New York City, which is currently under consideration by the New York State Legislature. Read more »

  • News & Events

    Vicki Been, Katherine O’Regan Return to NYU Furman Center as Faculty Directors

    February 6th 2017

    The NYU Furman Center is pleased to announce today that Vicki Been and Katherine O’Regan will return to the NYU Furman Center leadership team from their government posts as HPD Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at HUD. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    2016 Research and Policy Roundup

    January 20th 2017

    2016 was a productive year for the NYU Furman Center. We celebrated our 20th anniversary; launched, our updated housing and neighborhoods data hub for New York City; released several reports on housing and neighborhoods; and published a number of academic research papers. As we embark on 2017, we are pleased to present highlights from our work in the past year. Read more »

  • Data Updates

    Mapping Affordable Housing Supported by the 421-a Tax Exemption Program

    December 19th 2016

    Of the residential properties in New York City that currently benefit from a 421-a tax exemption, we find that 14.8% have at least some on-site affordable units and another 4.4% supported off-site affordable housing. Read more »

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